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Petti Van Rekom

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  • The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1023)
    Performance
    (883)
    Story
    (887)

    Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…

    Janels says: "Gabriel's story takes huge strides"
    "Good story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - but start with his earlier books in this series first


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No- it seemed to drag a bit.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I prefer George Guidall over all other narrators.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This is not the first book in this series I have read. So I knew what to expect. I guessed the surprise ending.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Harvest

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (322)

    In Harvest, the book that introduced us to Tess Gerritsen's unique blend of medical expertise, harrowing suspense, and brilliantly crafted plot twists, the dark side of medical research is exposed. Harvest vividly portrays a young woman doctor challenging a world where medical miracles and greed fuel a lethal conspiracy - and the bright lights of the O.R. conceal the ultimate corruption of genius.

    Lia says: "I like the book"
    "Couldn't stop listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Harvest in three words, what would they be?

    Kept me listening


    What did you like best about this story?

    The rapid pace of the story


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's the best narrator you have - I can really "feel" the characters he narrates.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    This was a really good medical thriller with characters you could relate ot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mindfield

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By William Deverell
    • Narrated By Steve Scherf, Maggie Scherf
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    It is 20 below in Montreal, and for the first time in 25 years detective Kellen O’Reilly is going to pieces. Flashbacks frequently take him back to the psychiatric clinic of Coldhaven Manor and the terrifying experiments of Dr. Gregor Satorius.

    Marc says: "Fantastic narration for a great story"
    "Horrible narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Mindfield?

    Bland story - even blander narrators


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The two narrators were so stiff and unemotional; I couldn't get past how bad they were to even determine if the story was worth listening to. After 10 minutes I gave up and deleted the book.


    Any additional comments?

    If this hadn't been a bargain book I would have asked for my money back - it was that bad.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11136)
    Performance
    (9629)
    Story
    (9600)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Good Story - Annoying Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed learning much more about the history of Apple and computers. The marketing strategies was also enlightening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories about his upbringing, family dynamics and incidents with his "friends".


    What didn’t you like about Dylan Baker’s performance?

    His voice and intonation patterns continually annoyed me and often I had trouble concentrating on the story because of this narrator. I even considered stopping and getting the hard copy.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was appalled at Jobs behavior and his treatment of his friends and employees. For someone who spent time at an ashram in India and purported to meditate - he was not caring or compassionate with others. This book certainly lowered my opinion of him.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have liked a bit more insight, editorializing about his poor behavior. But that is probably another book. Was he a spoiled child who carried his feeling of entitlement into his adulthood? Was he borderline Aspergers? I would like more insight into what drove this man and his demons.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Our Kind of Traitor

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John le Carre
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (60)

    Perry and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurge on a tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua. But the charm begins to pall when a big-time Russian money launderer enlists their help to defect. In exchange for amnesty, Dima is ready to rat out his compatriots and expose corruption throughout the so-called legitimate financial and political worlds. Soon, the guileless couple find themselves pawns in a deadly endgame.

    Darwin8u says: "Human heart in conflict with itself"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall

    I felt that this story was too long on details and character development not long enough on activities. I was shocked at the sudden ending; I felt cheated.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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